Georgia ARES Simulated Emergency Test (SET); 6 October 2012

The Georgia Amateur Radio Emergency Service Simulated Emergency Test (SET) will take place this year on 6 October 2012, beginning at 0800 local time.  This year’s scenario will be based around a large-scale health emergency instead of a natural disaster and will simulate and test the ability of ARES to respond to and assist local hospitals.  If you are interested in participating in the SET, contact your county’s Emergency Coordinator for information on local plans.  A list of County Emergency Coordinators can be found here.


From the Georgia ARES 2012 SET Scenario: (click on the link for the full document)

The Georgia Section Simulated Emergency Test (SET) will begin at 8:00 A.M. Eastern Time, October 6. This year will simulate a public health emergency region wide causing disruption of primary communications systems and requiring activation of Georgia ARES groups throughout the region.

  • Local ARES groups will begin operations around 8 A.M. Eastern time on local VHF and UHF channels.
  • The Georgia ARES HF Statewide Net will activate at 9:00 A.M. on 3975 kHz Lower Sideband. ARES Nets will be called on 3975 kHz every hour, on the hour, until 1:00 P.M. with a different net control station for each hour.
  • The Georgia ARES Digital Net will be called beginning at 10:00 A.M. on 3583 kHz using mostly PSK31 supplemented by other digital modes. The Digital Net will continue as long as needed.
  • The Georgia State Net (GSN) will be called on mode CW using slow speed Morse Code, on 3549 kHz beginning at 10:45 A.M.
  • D-Star Users will find their voice operations on Reflector 30C, and D-Rats will be dedicated to Reflector 30D.
  • Under difficult band propagation conditions, The Statewide HF ARES SSB Net may move (QSY) to 7275 kHz if needed during the daylight hours. All stations are advised to be prepared to move to the 40 meter frequency if announced.
  • Each and every hourly net will be considered a separate Net. All stations should check into each and every Net if possible.
  • ARES membership is not required to participate in this years S.E.T. as this presents an opportunity to recruit and train non members into ARES groups.
  • All groups and individuals are encouraged to submit reports to ARRL, your local District Emergency Coordinator, and the Section Emergency Coordinator (SEC) after the event in order to receive credit for operations.


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